The Environmentalist

  • Fracking Colorado: This is what (buying a) democracy looks like

    July 29, 2016

    In Colorado the oil and gas industry has their finger on the scale of democracy, and new reports from the Boulder Weekly and the Colorado Independent have revealed the full weight of the fracking industry’s influence. While nearly everyone has heard about the problem of “money in politics,” it is rare that the actual mechanisms of how corporations control elections and politics are revealed.

  • ALEC in Indianapolis: ExxonMobil and the #WebOfDenial

    July 29, 2016
    Connor Gibson

    In the face of government investigations, publish outrage, and bankruptcy, companies like ExxonMobil, Koch Industries and Peabody Energy are plotting their self-defense strategies at the American Legislative Exchange Council's 2016 annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.

  • Still Opposing a Congressional Move to Protect Exxon

    July 27, 2016
    Annie Leonard and May Boeve

    It’s an unprecedented move to demand that 17 Attorneys General, as well as environmental and non-profit groups, including Greenpeace USA and, turn over internal documents and communications related to our work to expose Exxon’s climate denial. Everyone of us has declined to comply.

  • Podcast: Can Music Make You Hungry?

    July 26, 2016
    Ryan Schleeter

    Check out episode 23 of Completely Optional Knowledge, the podcast that answers questions you never knew you had. Some things in life are #CompletelyOptional — satisfying your curiosity doesn’t have to be one of them.

  • Vaquita Success! New Protections Could Save This Endangered Porpoise

    July 25, 2016
    Phil Kline

    With only 60 animals remaining, the vaquita porpoise is on the brink of extinction. That's why 150,000 Greenpeace supporters have stood up to save this shy, beautiful animal. And the Mexican government just announced new protections for the vaquita. But will it be enough?